Cele inquiry resumes

2012-03-30 08:53

Johannesburg - The board of inquiry investigating misconduct allegations against suspended police chief Bheki Cele resumed in Pretoria on Friday.

The matter was postponed two weeks ago after a key witness in the police lease saga stalled proceedings, claiming she was sick and could not testify.

Public works official Mokgaetji Tlolane requested to first see a doctor before she gave evidence. She also had problems taking the oath, looking confused.

Evidence leader Viwe Notshe hoped Tlolane's evidence would eliminate the probability that property mogul Roux Shabangu could have been tipped off by public works officials that the police needed office space.

Shabangu has identified Tlolane as the person who informed him that the police wanted to lease the Sanlam Middestad building in Pretoria.

This is reportedly contained in a 60-page affidavit Shabangu aims to use to absolve himself of any wrongdoing in the police lease saga.

Shabangu claims Tlolane arranged the first meeting with the SA Police Service, and told him the matter would not go out to tender because of its urgency.

Tlolane had been eluding Notshe since the hearing started.

She initially demanded a subpoena to appear, and then a letter from her superiors instructing her to do so.

  • ludlowdj - 2012-03-30 09:15

    The drama continues!, its so sad that justice in this country takes years to arrive if it ever does. The whole lot are as corrupt as the ANC and are as guilty as hell. Shabangu's name is never mentioned anywhere unless its to do with one shady deal or another and Cele's obviously guilty of something even if its just gross stupidity.

  • colin.dovey - 2012-03-30 09:18

    Selebi.....Cele.......Ndluli.......There is no end to the abysmal leadership shown by Zuma and the farcical cadre appointments he makes. WHEN will they EVER make appontments based on POLICE Expertise and Merit? Until then, crime will flourish in our country.

      colin.dovey - 2012-03-30 09:34

      Sorry...should have been Mdluli - not Ndluli

  • johannes.dire - 2012-03-30 11:37

    Thats bad

  • Loo - 2012-03-30 12:39

    ok the solution is.. Shabangu to as a fine for corruption pay for the ANC party costing the country millions. As for Cele, post him to the sahara desert on a "fact finding mission" to study the feasibility of grape farming in the area which he needs to fund through a tent leasing and camel poop collection business. This way 1) We will save even more tax payer money spent on the ridiculously expensive trial. 2)Get back ANC piss-up millions and 3) Cele will be in the tent leasing business... We all win this way

  • Kent - 2012-03-30 16:17

    "Shabangu has identified Tlolane as the person who informed him that the police wanted to lease the Sanlam Middestad building in Pretoria." At that time Shabangu did not own the building so why was he involved?

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